This month of August, THR Raaga will be featuring the trending actress, Oviya, as our Artist of the Month.
Though she is fondly known as Oviya, her birth name is really, Helen Nelson. She was born on 29th April 1991, in Kerala, India. She graduated from the Vimala College in Thrissur with a BA in Functional English.
The Indian actress made her acting debut in a Malayalam film, Kangaroo, in 2007. After taking a study break, she re-entered showbiz with a leading role in 2010’s Kalaivani, directed by Sargunam in 2010. Starring opposite Vimal, this role would go on to become her claim to fame.
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Following the success of Kalaivai, she was offered a role in Kamal Haasan’s Manmadhan Ambu. She also appeared in Pandiraj’s Marina, and as Sundar C’s Kalakallapu, both of which fared well at the box office.
Other movies that she had a role in include Moodar Kudam, Madhayani Koottam, Sillunu Oru Sandhippu, Pulivaal, and more.
Right now, she is one of the contestants on the Bigg Boss Tamil reality show airing on Vijay Television.